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Michael Wood

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Michael Wood is a crime writer based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, which is the setting for his thriller series featuring DCI Matilda Darke. He spends his days writing and researching new and inventive ways of killing people off for future DCI Darke novels as well as other projects he has up his sleeve.

When he’s not writing, Michael is usually moaning about having little sleep and talking about his favourite biscuit on social media. He’s a massive fan of reading crime fiction as he likes to keep an eye on the competition and wondering if he can steal any of their ideas, give the characters a Sheffield accent, and pass them off as his own original creation.

You can find Michael on Facebook and Twitter should you wish to follow his ramblings.


Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
DCI Matilda Darke
   0.5. The Fallen (2016)
   1. For Reasons Unknown (2015)
   2. Outside Looking In (2016)
   3. A Room Full of Killers (2017)
   4. The Hangman's Hold (2018)
   4.5. Victim of Innocence (2019)
   5. The Murder House (2020)
   6. Stolen Children (2020)
   7. Time Is Running Out (2021)
   8. Survivor's Guilt (2021)
   9. The Lost Children (2022)
   10. Silent Victim (2022)
   Making of a Murderer (2023)
   11. Below Ground (2023)
   12. Untitled Matilda Darke 12 (2024)
   The Seventh Victim (2023)
   Vengeance Is Mine (2024)
Michael Wood recommends
Notes on a Murder (2023)
B P Walter
"A one-sitting read. Captivating from page one and refuses to let go. Brilliant."
Dead Man Walking (2023)
(DS Rick Turner, book 1)
M K Murphy
"An unstoppable and addictive thriller. Clear your diary, you'll want to read this in one sitting."
The Birthday Girl (2023)
(Mallory Dawson Crime Thriller, book 1)
Sarah Ward
"A pitch-perfect start to a new thriller series."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Michael Wood
First Light (2022)
A Celebration of Alan Garner
edited by
Erica Wagner

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